Weather - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Advisories

high surf
Newport County, RI

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 8 PM TONIGHT TO 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY
EVENTUALLY BE EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALSO LARGE WAVES CRASHING
ASHORE IN OTHERWISE SAFE VIEWING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

$$

Washington County, RI

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 8 PM TONIGHT TO 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY
EVENTUALLY BE EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALSO LARGE WAVES CRASHING
ASHORE IN OTHERWISE SAFE VIEWING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

$$

Barnstable County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 8 PM TONIGHT TO 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY
EVENTUALLY BE EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALSO LARGE WAVES CRASHING
ASHORE IN OTHERWISE SAFE VIEWING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

$$

Bristol County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 8 PM TONIGHT TO 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY
EVENTUALLY BE EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALSO LARGE WAVES CRASHING
ASHORE IN OTHERWISE SAFE VIEWING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

$$

Dukes County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 8 PM TONIGHT TO 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY
EVENTUALLY BE EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALSO LARGE WAVES CRASHING
ASHORE IN OTHERWISE SAFE VIEWING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

$$

Nantucket County, MA

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM 8 PM TONIGHT TO 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY
EVENTUALLY BE EXTENDED INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALSO LARGE WAVES CRASHING
ASHORE IN OTHERWISE SAFE VIEWING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

$$

Weather

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 63°

An Air Quality Alert has been issued until 11 PM for the northern half of Rhode Island and most of Connecticut due to expected unhealthy ozone levels. You should try to limit your outdoor activity Wednesday afternoon, especially children, elderly and those with respiratory illnesses. All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, excluding special services, will be FREE on today due to this Air Quality Alert.

It will be hot and humid with a late thunderstorm, look for highs near 90 away from the coast. Sunny,breezy and drier tomorrow with highs near 78. Nice Friday and Saturday. Showers and more humid Sunday and Monday.

Steve Cascione, ABC6 StormTracker Meteorologist

scascione@abc6.com

 

7-Day Forecast: Providence

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 63°

Hot and humid, late-day T-storm.?

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Less humid.

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 56°

Very nice.

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 58°

Partly sunny .

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 62°

Humid, chance of showers, isolated T-storm

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 66°

Humid, chance of showers.

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 64°

Partly sunny.

Currently in Providence, RI as of

  • 84°(Feels like 86°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 13 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06
  • Sunset: 19:27
  • Humidity: 51%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Westerly, RI as of

  • 79°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:08
  • Sunset: 19:28
  • Humidity: 65%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Newport, RI as of

  • 77°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.00 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06
  • Sunset: 19:26
  • Humidity: 71%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Boston, MA as of

  • 87°(Feels like 89°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04
  • Sunset: 19:26
  • Humidity: 46%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Worcester, MA as of

  • 81°(Feels like 84°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:07
  • Sunset: 19:30
  • Humidity: 61%
  • UV Index: 10.00
Powered by WorldNow

10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
401-453-8000

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNE.
All Rights Reserved.

For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.